Steve Zipay at Blue Notes reports that Wednesday night’s telecast of Game 1 of the Rangers/Capitals series generated a 3.45 household Nielsen rating, making it the highest-rated Rangers game since May 8, 1997 when the Rangers faced the Devils in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The game was also the highest-rated event on MSG Plus since 2004.
Compared to the 2009 Playoffs, when the Rangers also faced the Capitals in the first round, the rating was up 40 percent (3.45 HH vs. 2.47 HH).
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